Baroque Revival architecture

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Palace of Justice in Munich (Germany)
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Palais Garnier in Paris (France)
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The Széchenyi Medicinal Bath in Budapest (Hungary)
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Belfast City Hall, an example of Edwardian Baroque architecture or "Wrenaissance", in Northern Ireland
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Ortaköy Mosque in Istanbul

The Baroque Revival, also known as Neo-Baroque (or Second Empire architecture in France and Wilhelminism in Germany), was an architectural style of the late 19th century. [1] The term is used to describe architecture and architectural sculptures which display important aspects of Baroque style, but are not of the original Baroque period. Elements of the Baroque architectural tradition were an essential part of the curriculum of the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, the pre-eminent school of architecture in the second half of the 19th century, and are integral to the Beaux-Arts architecture it engendered both in France and abroad. An ebullient sense of European imperialism encouraged an official architecture to reflect it in Britain and France, and in Germany and Italy the Baroque Revival expressed pride in the new power of the unified state.


Notable examples

Milavida Palace in Tampere (Finland) Milavida1.jpg
Milavida Palace in Tampere (Finland)

There are also number of post-modern buildings with a style that might be called "Baroque", for example the Dancing House in Prague by Vlado Milunić and Frank Gehry, who have described it as "new Baroque". [2]

Baroque Revival architects

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  1. "Baroque/Baroque Revival". Retrieved 15 August 2012.
  2. "The Dancing Building, which Frank Gehry and Vlado Milunic have described as "new Baroque", has divided opinion [...]", in "Architect recalls genesis of Dancing Building as coffee table book published", by Ian Willoughby, 11-07-2003, online at The international service of Czech Radio